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Explore and develop your music making as a beginner or improver in our diverse range of practical music making courses- from learning the ukulele, to samba or African drumming and folk music.

Drum & Shake (Omega Centre) View details

Duration: 2 hour Hand Drumming and Percussion playing /free style/ including using the voice as an instrument. Also encourage participants/learners to bring along any kind of hand drum or percussion instrument to join in with the session that makes a sound or can be adapted to create a percussion sound and have a go at making a simple shake percussion instrument out of re-cycled materials

Folk Ensemble with a difference View details

We will play a wide range of Folk repertoire including dance music from the British Isles and America, Songs of all types including contemporary songs. We will play as a group and there will be opportunities to develop solo playing and singing. As a group, we will seek to perform at community events and on local radio as well as record our work and perhaps raise funds for local charities or good causes.

Global Grooves: Samba,Bhangra,Hip Hop, Ragga, Drum 'n' Bass... View details

The course will enhance students' knowledge and understanding of street music in general and Samba, samba-reggae, Afoxe, Afro 12/8, Bhangra and Hip Hop in particular. We shall also explore carnival culture and presentation skills. By the end of the course students should be able to play at least two patterns (one Latin American and one South Asian) on at least two instruments. They should also be able to look and feel relaxed whilst they move with the groove!

Learning to play the ukulele View details

This course will help to develop playing skills and techniques no matter what level of ability you have. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers and will cover all aspects of playing including chords, strumming, finger picking and melodic playing.

Music Making View details

This course will introduce students to many kinds of music including classical, jazz, experimental, world music, alternative and pop. This concentration will help to build basic understanding, increased confidence and enjoyment when engaged in listening to and considering these and also promote health and wellbeing through music. We will consider form, style, era, harmony, context and history, genres and how composers find ideas. Students will also be encouraged to develop their skills on different instruments during complimentary activities, from free improvisation to structured rhythmic and melodic exercises.

Music Making: Recording Stories View details

This 8 week course will combine expressive writing and music to create a selection of recorded short stories and/or poems exploring the topic of ‘My Happy Place or How I am kind to myself “ Students will participate in short writing exercises and have the opportunity to narrate their stories and contribute to the sound effects and music for the finished recording. These recordings will then be available to be broadcast on True Thoughts Radio Show.

Music Workshop View details

This is the chance to meet with other players and make music together in a friendly ensemble environment, improving your technique, musicianship, sight reading and understanding of music theory in the process. Sessions operate as band rehearsals tackling accessible arrangements of a diverse musical repertoire. For players of elementary to intermediate standard with the ability to read standard music notation. Students supply their own instrument and music stand. All instruments welcome

Music Workshop - Term 2 View details

Practical instrument playing - choice of instrument available is: piano, keyboard, guitar, and is suitable for beginners upwards, with some ensemble work for learners who wish to work in groups with those of an appropriate standard. Musicians need to have an instrument for practice at home, and guitarists should bring their own guitar to the sessions.

Play Guitar View details

You will be encouraged to play together as a group and the session is about having fun in an informal environment. This is not a beginners course and some chords and sequences may feature barre chords and their moveable shapes. The course will covers scales and explain where and how they can be put to use. Hybrid chords / scale based chords will also be covered.

playing the ukulele View details

We will play a wide range of Folk repertoire including dance music from the British Isles and America, Songs of all types including contemporary songs. We will play as a group and there will be opportunities to develop solo playing and singing. As a group, we will seek to perform at community events and on local radio as well as record our work and perhaps raise funds for local charities or good causes.